31 Oct : Seven billionth baby was born today

5 years ago today, seven billionth baby was born. It is called the Day of Seven Billion. The day has been designated by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) as the approximate day on which the world’s population reached seven billion people.

It was said that there is no way that the U.N. or anyone could know where or at what minute on the 31st the 7 billionth baby will be born. The United Nations did not give official status to anyone. Several newborns were selected by various groups to represent the seven billionth person.

One of them was Nargis Kumar, a newly born girl in Uttar Pradesh. Other babies selected include Danica May Camacho, born in Manila, Philippines and Wattalage Muthumai, of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The world had already reached a population of five billion on July 11, 1987,[5] and six billion twelve years later on October 12, 1999.

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आज के दिन को 2011 में Seven Billion Day के तौर पर मनाया गया था क्योंकि इस दिन दुनिया की आबादी 7 अरब हो गई थी।